Edward being born was the first problem in Elizabeth’s life. After Edward was born, Elizabeth’s title as “Princess of Wales” was snatched from her. When Mary came to power, after Henry VIII and Edward VI died, she lost control of England and put Elizabeth in a hard situation. Mary was a Catholic, but most of the population in her rule were Protestants. The Protestants were uprising against Mary.
Despite having faced many family problems, she was able to accomplish great things including the reestablishment of Protestantism and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth ruled England without a husband and did it just as well as any man could have. Thus, Queen Elizabeth I was one of the greatest rulers England has ever known. To begin, Elizabeth was born to King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Because of King Henry’s obsession with having a son, he was furious when Anne gave birth to a girl and accused her of adultery and incest.
The English Queen Elizabeth’s reign was full of challenges. Not only did she have to unify a religiously divided kingdom, but she also had to protect herself from the assassination attempts encouraged by the Pope. The Spanish Armada undertook such an attempt in 1588. She recruited an army full of people against her because she was a woman, she was illegitimate, she was protestant and she was not married. However, she needed them to protect her and her protestant realm.
Jordan McNeill Period 2 October 25, 2015 In 1588 the troops of England gathered at Tilbury. Preparing themselves to repel an expected invasion by the King of Spain’s army. Queen Elizabeth I of England delivered a passionate speech encouraging her men to risk their lives in battle. In her, albeit short, speech the Queen deftly uses different rhetorical strategies. Elizabeth makes exceptional use of the Aristotelian Appeals, which are means of persuasion.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England from 1558-1603, brought much success and political stability to England during her reign. However, the ideas about gender at the time greatly influenced her rule. With the views of the religious peoples during Elizabeth’s reign leaning towards negativity about a woman ruler, Elizabeth I responded to these challenges against her ability to rule wisely with sophisticated anger and strong leadership, while not responding to the challenges to her authority as a religious leader. One of the main challenges to Elizabeth’s right to rule came from the church. Document 1, “First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women” by John Knox, a Scottish religious reformer, shows the biased views of a Scot who
Eleanor believed in women's rights, she stood up for equality for all genders and races. Did they change the wealth or goods of the people? Eleanor was wealthy because she was the duchess of Aquitaine, one of the greatest lands in Europe. Aquitaine was like a separate nation with lands extending in southwestern France from the river Loire to the Pyrenees. Eleanor's court was a trend setter in the medieval world, known for its sophistication and luxury.
She opened up so many opportunities for women all over the world. She caused medical schools to open up and accept women. She helped women accomplish things that were thought to be impossible just years before. “As a pioneer for women into a field dominated by men, she has become a role model for young women everywhere” (newworldencyclopedia.org). Elizabeth persevered and became a great doctor.
Queen Elizabeth’s use of diction is precise as well as purposeful. There is no word that is not useful, and she chose them carefully, with thought. She emphasizes her respect for the soldiers with words like “faithful and loving people” and the “loyal hearts and good will
Queen Elizabeth's speech was given at a time of great worry and upheaval. Her rhetorical strategies are composed of repetition, juxtaposition, persuasion, amplification, and diction. The opening line of the speech that reads, “My loving people,”(40), suggests a positive relationship between Elizabeth and her subjects. In the next line she starts off the sentence by using “we” thereby establishing a common ground with the troops. Elizabeth decided to make her speech an emotional argument, which instils a sense of nationalism.